On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba and Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq

Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • Gordon Metcalfe, actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
  • Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78
  • M├írio Pinto de Andrade, Angolan poet and politician who founded the Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), dies at 62
  • Robert Alex, shot to death by robber at 31